The Emera Centre Northside is a community recreation facility with an NHL-size ice surface, an elevated indoor mondo-flex covered 1/8 mile walking track, and convention and meeting rooms. We are very proud to be home to the Northside Vikings and Northside & Minor District Hockey Association, the Breton Sport & Trophy Major Bantam Cougars and the Memorial High School Marauders. We offer fitness classes three evenings per week.

Facility Features

  • An NHL-size ice surface with modern heated seating for 1000 spectators.
  • Accessible for persons with disabilities
  • An indoor walking track
  • State of the art Geo-thermal heating/cooling unit that creates an extraordinary skating surface.
  • Radiant in-floor heating.
  • Male and female dressing rooms (11): six standard, two small, one large, and two referee.
  • Rooms for administration, officials, first aid, skate sharpening, sound and maintenance as well as a minor hockey office and boardroom.
  • The Scotiabank North Sydney Multi-purpose Room (up to 40 people) with relevant kitchen amenities.
  • The North Sydney Credit Union Community Room (up to 240 people) with a catering kitchen and bar for a variety of functions.
  • A canteen and family area finish off the space.
  • A Donor wall highlighting the names of people and/or organizations that supported the fundraising initiative financially.
  • The Northside Sports Hall of Fame displaying the proud sporting history of the Northside with artifacts, photos and video.
  • With the ice out the facility can seat up to 2300 people comfortably.

Donor Wall

Arena 1

What it means to the community

The best way to sum up what this facility provides is “something for everyone”. People of all ages enjoy the convenience of a modern heated facility. It means families getting out and spending quality time together at family skating, a hockey game, or perhaps catching up with an old friend for a few laps around the walking track. The community and multi-purpose rooms are perfect for weddings, showers, reunions and fitness classes.


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